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Toyota recalls 2.9 million vehicles globally over airbags

Toyota Motor Corp on Thursday said it was recalling a total of about 2.9 million vehicles in Japan, China, Oceania and other regions including its Corolla Axio sedan and RAV4 SUV crossover due to potentially faulty airbag inflators. Fuji Heavy ...

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Ivanka Trump to take up White House appointment with no salary

Ivanka Trump, US President Donald Trump’s favourite daughter, on Wednesday announced that she would take up an appointment in her father’s administration, as a Special Assistant to the President but will not take a salary. This came as her unofficial ...

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Simone Gbagbo cleared of war crimes

Former Ivory Coast First Lady, Simone Gbagbo who is facing charges for crimes against humanity and war crimes, has been acquitted by a Court in Ivory Coast. These charges were linked to her role in a 2011 civil war that ...

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INEC chairman becomes ECOWAS electoral president

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has emerged President of the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC). Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi, the Chief Press Secretary to the Chairman, said in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja that the ...

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Britain to formally file Brexit divorce papers today

British Prime Minister Theresa May will file formal Brexit divorce papers on Wednesday, nine months after Britons narrowly voted to leave the European Union. She signed the Brexit letter on Tuesday and spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel about the future ...

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4 burnt to death as inferno consume two tankers

Four persons were said to have been burnt to death while two others were injured when a loaded fuel tanker fell and exploded around Fidiwo area along Lagos/Ibadan Expressway on Tuesday. The four victims were said to have been trapped ...

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Ivanka Trump to attend “G20” women meeting on Merkel’s invitation

U.S. President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, has accepted an invitation from German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, to visit Berlin in May for an empowerment conference. “Looking forward to working together in Berlin next month to promote the role of women in ...

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Chimamanda makes Fortune magazine’s list of 50 world leaders

Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie, has been named amongst the 50 greatest world leaders in the 2017 Fortune magazine ranking. The Half of a Yellow Sun writer was ranked number 42 on the list with Chicago Cubs baseball team president Theo ...

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5 bodies recovered, hundreds feared dead as migrant boats sink off Libya

Five migrants were found dead in the sea off Libya on Thursday after the boats they were travelling in sank, likely carrying hundreds more to their deaths, an aid organisation said. Proactiva Open Arms, one of several groups operating in ...

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Buhari condemns attack on London, condoles Britons

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned Wednesday’s terror attacks near the  Parliament Building at Westminster, London. The President, who sympathized with the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, assured her that the government and people of Nigeria “stand with Britons at this ...

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